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Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas

Get Ready To Cruise The Bahamas

Save time and make cruising to The Bahamas easy on yourself with these step-by-step how-to’s, info, and in-depth checklists

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BUNDLE AND SAVE: This course is part of our All-Access Pass, where you get all 8 of our courses (plus some bonuses) for one low price.


31 sections of info you need for a smooth trip, in 6 categories:

  • Legalities
  • Crossing the Gulf Stream, Charts & Cruising Guides
  • Weather and Tides
  • Provisioning
  • Communications: Internet, Calling & Texting
  • In Case of Emergency

✔ Latest Update: April 2023

✔ Lifetime access including all updates

✔ No scheduled times: go through the material when it's convenient for you


    The goal of this course is to simplify the preparation for the trip and let you know what to expect. There are step-by-step instructions and recommendations for everything you'll need. 

    The material is primarily written, with links to forms, websites, and recommended products. There are detailed directions and screenshots for completing various forms. And there are a few downloadable checklists for you as well.

    • Introduction
      • Bahamas Photo Album
      • 15 Things to Know About Cruising the Bahamas
      • Ciguatera
    • Legalities
      • Pre-Departure Checklist
      • Insurance
      • Click2Clear
      • Getting a Bahamas Pet Permit
      • The Q Flag
      • Checking In
      • Money
      • Checking Out
      • CBP ROAM App
    • Crossing the Gulf Stream, Charts & Cruising Guides
      • Crossing the Gulf Stream
      • Charts
      • Cruising Guides
    • Weather and Tides
      • Getting Weather Info
      • Bahamas Tides
    • Provisioning
      • Provisioning in General
      • Calculating Amounts to Buy
      • Have a Tiny Refrigerator?
      • Prescription Medicines
      • Fuel, Water, Propane
    • Communications: Internet, Calling & Texting
      • Bahamas Internet
      • VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)
      • Phone Calls When In the Bahamas
      • Communications Apps
      • inReach Satellite Communications
    • In Case of Emergency
      • Overview
      • Float Plan
      • Your Emergency Contacts
      • Your Ditch Bag
      • Medical Assistance/Evacuation

    Private Facebook Group

    You'll get access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions of Carolyn and other course participants, and where you can share your successes.


    You'll also get a subscription to The Boat Galley Newsletter, a weekly email filled with information about living on a boat. Don't like it? You can unsubscribe at any time.

    And no, we aren’t going to sell your email address or send you spam, because that’s not who we are.

    Immediate Access

    You'll get login details onscreen immediately after purchase as well as by email a few minutes later.

    Take this course whenever you want, as fast or slow as you want, in whatever order you want, and refer back to materials as often as you want. You'll have lifetime access to all, including all updates.

    Everything is online; there is no shipping.

    The Instructor

    Carolyn Shearlock is the founder of The Boat Galley and an instructor at Cruisers University at the Annapolis Boat Shows. In addition to her articles and podcasts for The Boat Galley, she frequently writes for various boating and cruising magazines. 

    Carolyn and her husband Dave have lived aboard two different boats for a total of 15 years. They've cruised over 14,000 miles in the Sea of Cortez, Pacific Mexico, and Central America, and more recently Florida and the Bahamas.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 26 reviews
    James T.
    bahamas quick reference

    Looks great, such important info that's usually only gotten by word of mouth, now easily available. We are looking forward to using this in November! Very happy with this guide.

    Perry J.
    Tremendous value - highly recommend!

    I just purchased your “Get Ready to Cruise the Bahamas” course…. WOW! Thank you for creating the course. It is the most comprehensive guide I have read (and I have been studying this subject for months).

    Maryalice F.
    Everything you need to know before cruising to the Bahamas!

    The information is everything you need to know and it’s explained thoroughly and simply. We have not been to the Bahamas yet but hope to be leaving by next month. I’ve been super stressed about all of the things we need to accomplish. But doing this online course helped me to know what we have to do and how to do it. Feeling more confident about our journey now!